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Coronavirus

Information for staff and students

05/30/2022: Lifting of mask requirements

As of May 30, 2022, masks will no longer be required at the university.

At the same time, all university staff and students naturally have the right to wear a mask at the university, and we continue to appeal to everyone to safeguard their own health as well as that of the people around them by acting in a prudent manner.

The corona service directive and the related web pages will be amended to reflect this change and will be updated in the next few days.

05/18/2022: Limited lifting of the requirement to wear a mask

As of Wednesday, May 18, 2022, the mask requirement applies exclusively to classes held indoors and in person.


The requirement to wear a mask has ended for all other areas. Masking is no longer mandatory during exams, in the library, in offices and conference rooms, at events and outdoors as of Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

At the same time, all university staff and students naturally have the right to wear a mask in these situations as well, and we continue to appeal to everyone to safeguard their own health as well as that of the people around them by acting in a prudent manner.

The corona service directive and the related web pages will be amended to reflect this change and will be updated in the next few days.

04/08/2022 Update to corona service directive

As of 04/03/2022, the access regulations based on vaccination status have been eliminated. The mask requirements remain in place and are regulated in our Corona Service Directive.

 

03/28/2022: Update to corona service instruction

As of March 20, 2022, the legal requirements governing corona measures have changed and the university's corona service directive has been amended to reflect this change. The main changes are:

 

Entry restrictions:

  • The restriction limiting entry to only vaccinated, recovered, or tested (3G) employees has been eliminated.
  • The restriction limiting entry to only vaccinated, recovered, or tested (3G) students will remain in place until April 2nd.

Mask requirements:

  • The requirement to wear a mask during classes, with the exception of instructors and other presenters, remains in effect until further notice.
  • The mask requirement for exams is no longer in effect.
  • The requirement to wear a mask in the hallways and common areas remains in effect until further notice.
  • The obligation to wear masks at the workplace in offices and other rooms remains in place. This is waived if there are no more than 2 people in the room, both consent to this and neither of them have been in contact with someone with corona in the last 10 days.

Requirement to work from home:

  • The requirement to work from home has been eliminated. However, our service instruction for mobile work continues to apply unchanged and continues to allow flexible forms of work in consultation with your direct superior.

We continue to make tests for self-testing and masks available to employees working in the office.

University staff can find more information in the current service instruction current service instruction in the internal section of our homepage (only available in German).

03/09/2022: Mask requirement

The regulations governing the requirement to wear masks in the buildings of Mainz University of Applied Sciences have been amended as follows:

The wearing of surgical masks or masks with a higher protection level (FFP2, KN95, etc.) continues to be required in all buildings of the university. This also applies during classes, regardless of whether a minimum distance is also maintained.

The mask requirement only ceases to apply:

  • For instructors/lecturers while holding classes, provided it is ensured that a sufficient distance (at least 1.5 meters) to other class participants is maintained at all times.
  • In examinations after having taken a seat.
  • When alone in a room.
  • At the respective workspace in offices and other rooms for work for all fully vaccinated, recovered employees if there are no more than 2 people in the room (group of 2G people).

For more information, university staff can see the current Service instruction in the internal section of our website (only available in German).

02/15/2022: Vaccination bus at Mainz University of Applied Sciences in March

In March the vaccination bus of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate will be at Mainz University of Applied Sciences on following dates:

  • 03/03/2022, 10 am - 5 pm: Holzstraße Location (Holzstraße 36)
  • 09/03/2022, 10 am - 5 pm: Campus location (Lucy-Hillebrand-Str. 2)

Vaccination services are open to everyone, and can be accessed by students and university staff, as well as people not affiliated with the university.

For more information on vaccination and the vaccination bus, go to corona.rlp.de (only available in German).

02/14/2022: Contact registration at the university

The 30th Corona Control Ordinance eliminates the requirement for universities to register contact information. Anyone who wants to come to the university now no longer has to check into rooms by app or on paper lists.

However, we recommend continuing to do so, as this enables us to provide information about potential exposures in a timely fashion.

To automate this process as much as possible, the university is switching from using UniNow for contact data registration to the Corona-Warn-App (available in English). The existing QR codes will be replaced by QR codes for the voluntary registration of contact data using the Corona-Warn-App.

01/26/2022: Corona and exams

The regulations governing corona and examinations are different in the three schools of Mainz University of Applied Sciences.

The School of Design has no special regulations.

The School of Engineering and the School of Business have defined special regulations. You can find answers to the following questions:

  • I suspect I may have corona or I do have corona and therefore am unable to take exams, how do I proceed?
  • I withdrew from an exam due to illness. Do I still have the possibility to take the exam?

on the pages of the Exam Management Departments of the schools of Engineering (only available in German) and Business.

You are required to report an infection with corona to the Corona-Taskforce.

 

01/18/2022: Vaccination bus on campus

On February 8, 2022, the vaccination bus of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate will be at the campus location of Mainz University of Applied Sciences (Lucy-Hillebrand-Str. 2) from 9 am to 5 pm.

Vaccination services are open to everyone, and can be accessed by students and university staff, as well as people not affiliated with the university.

For more information on vaccination and the vaccination bus, go to corona.rlp.de (only available in German).

 

12/7/2021: Corona Update

The following rules are currently in effect at Mainz University of Applied Sciences due to the corona pandemic:

3G rule
Access to the university is restricted to students, faculty, staff and guests who are fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, or have recovered (in accordance with Ordinance on Exemptions (SchAusnahmV) Section 2 No. 4), or have a negative certified SARS-Cov-2 test result and are therefore included in the  group of people under 3G (vaccinated, recovered, tested). This applies regardless of whether access to the building is for participation in face-to-face classroom instruction, participation in face-to-face exams, or for job performance.
A PoC antigen test, performed by trained personnel, and a PCR or PoC-PCR test are acceptable as proof of testing for the status of "tested". For students and staff, PoC antigen tests are valid for 24 hours and PCR tests are valid for 48 hours. Self-testing with or without supervision will not be accepted or provided.

 

AHA+L+A rules
Rules known as the AHA rules, sometimes supplemented by +L and +A, have been established in Germany for protection against infection and are also observed at Mainz University of Applied Sciences.

Keep at least 1.5 meters of distance between yourself and other people outside of classes or exams. To reduce contact, some main walkway routes in the university buildings are marked out as a one-way system, please comply with this.

 

To protect against infection, please observe the general hygiene rules. These include, for example:

  • Be sure to maintain proper hand hygiene.
  • Please observe cough and sneeze etiquette (for example, cough and sneeze into the crook of your elbow).
  • Reduce personal contact at the university to that which is necessary; use telecommunication opportunities where possible.
  • Work equipment or items (such as pens, measuring devices, etc.) should be used only by one individual or cleaned by the user before being given to another person or returned to the equipment pool. Students may request disinfectant at the front desk, along with standard household cleaners that they can use themselves to clean shared workstations or contact surfaces in the pool rooms prior to use.

 

The wearing of surgical masks or masks with a higher protection level (FFP2, KN95, etc.) is mandatory in all university buildings. This also applies during classes, regardless of whether a minimum distance is being maintained.

Please note: The mask requirement also applies to teachers and lecturers.
The mask requirement only does not apply:

  • When you are alone in a room. 
  • At your workplace in offices and other workrooms for all fully vaccinated, recovered staff members, if there are no more than 2 people in the room. (group of 2G people). 

 

 

 

Rooms must be thoroughly aired out as follows: 

  • Before and after use: complete airing out using the entire opening areas of the windows; recommended airing time: 10 minutes..
  • During use, it is recommended to completely air out the room using the entire opening areas of the windows at certain intervals. 
    • In the winter for a period of 3 minutes
    • In the spring/fall for 5 minutes
    • In the summer for approximately 10 minutes
    • The time between airing activities depends on the number of people, room size and intensity of the work. One indication of the air quality is the CO2 concentration in the rooms. Measuring devices (AirControl 5000) are available or in place for use in the seminar rooms and lecture halls for this purpose.

 

To enable rapid contact tracing in the event of a Covid 19 infection at the university, all students who are physically at the university must be registered.

  • Contact registration of students is done by the students themselves, by scanning a QR code with the UniNow app when entering the respective classrooms. 
  • Alternatively, contact registration can be done using paper lists. This requires noting the following information: last name, first name, location in the building, time when entering and time when leaving the facility. Lists for registration are available at the reception desk of the individual locations and in the seminar rooms. Lists from the seminar rooms are taken by instructors to a location designated by each school after class.
  • In addition to contact registration by the university, we recommend that all employees and students install the German government's Corona-WarnApp.

 

 

Operating modes no longer apply
The previously used operating modes (using the traffic light system) are no longer applicable, starting immedlately.  

 

11/09/2021: Proof of 3G status with university sticker

 

Effective immediately, students can use a university sticker to prove their 3G status as a way to facilitate the checks required when entering the university under the 3G regulation. The aim is to simplify and speed up the checks.

 

Distribution of the stickers

Fully vaccinated or recovered students will receive the sticker upon presentation of their student ID, valid proof of vaccination or recovery and a photo ID at the 3G checkpoints.

The sticker is to be affixed to the back of the student ID card. Students can use the sticker to identify themselves when entering university buildings, reducing the time needed for checks.

The sticker is voluntary. 3G status can still be proven with vaccination, recovery or test certificates.

Who to contact

Any university staff and students who have a question about the measures of Mainz University of Applied Sciences regarding the coronavirus can send an email to:

taskforce-corona (at) hs-mainz.de

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